Siena has been and continues to be a state and national leader for pre-college computer science education; it was the first college or university in the state to have its computer science teaching certification program accepted by the New York State Education Department. This track is designed for students interested in majoring in CS and teaching CS in a primary or secondary school.
Students pursuing this track must complete the Computer Science, B.S. requirements detailed below and the requirements for the All Grades Education: Computer Science, B.S. major to qualify for their initial New York State Teaching Certificate, which can be found listed under the Education Department’s Teacher Preparation Program.
Computer Science Kernel
To ensure breadth and a solid foundation within the discipline, all students in the major must complete the entirety of the Computer Science Kernel.
Requirements for the Computer Science Kernel (18 credits):